When I was studying creative writing in the adult education division of Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the professor came to the chapter on poetry. He looked around the room. “Any questions? Any questions? As you know, there’s very little paying market for poetry. No questions, then we’ll go on to our next subject….”
I look back on that and it makes me angry. I’m not a poet, but I think it’s the highest form of writing.